To Switch or Not To Switch? Part 3: Investment

Alex Gustafson

This is Part 3 in a series called “To Switch or Not To Switch” about whether or not my gaming group should switch to Dungeons and Dragons, 5th Edition, or stay with Pathfinder.


Whichever gaming system we use, I’ve already determined that to be a better DM I’m willing to invest some money into the books and publications that accompany the system. What’s a little less obvious is how he return-on-investment will play out.

Pathfinder has a wealth of material available, and a lot of it can be purchased bit by bit at lower price points. I can get a lot of homebrew value out of a Pathfinder Player Companion and those are usually about $8 – $12 on PDF, or $15 to get the print edition. One of those a month is plenty of information to keep my homebrew storyline going.

Dungeons and Dragons Fifth Edition (5e) has less…

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